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Dealing with a depressed, hypochondriac SO

I'm coping with a hypochondriac/depressed boyfriend right now. I have tried to be there for him but I am very gradually starting to lose my patience and feel restless in the relationship. I love him and feel completely torn about what to do. [more inside]
posted by maggymay on Oct 22, 2010 - 14 answers

She must have Daddy Issues.

How do I overcome my severe trust issues with men? Very long backstory inside, be warned. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 7, 2010 - 25 answers

Help me help us?

RelationshipFilter: Is writing a letter to your SO ok, in addition to face-to-face? If so, help a kid out. [more inside]
posted by hubble on Oct 6, 2010 - 19 answers

Best way to lose an old tool?

I think my sister's ex is stalking her. Do people who work at collections agencies use fake names, and would they be able to stalk people that way? If so, what can I do? [more inside]
posted by bolognius maximus on Oct 3, 2010 - 28 answers

How much distance is too much distance?

Is it a bad sign that I don't miss my LDR boyfriend? snowflaky details ensue. [more inside]
posted by custard heart on Sep 28, 2010 - 17 answers

Whether and how to make the leap into single parenthood at 37 weeks pregant?

I'm pretty sure it's better to be a single, lonely, terrified parent than an attached, angry, bitter parent - but need confirmation from a neutral third party. [more inside]
posted by pennywhistle on Sep 8, 2010 - 85 answers

The middle ground will come, I know it will, but right now we're on such high ground I'm dizzy

RelationshipFilter: being patient when your partner is trying to figure things out that we're discovering in couples' therapy. [more inside]
posted by inmyhead on Sep 7, 2010 - 17 answers

How to welcome my honey back from 10 days of silent meditation?

My honey is returning home from a ten-day silent meditation retreat on Sunday. In all of my excitement to welcome him home, should I be wary of ruining his vibe? Looking for some metafilter insight into reentry from these retreats, and how they would have liked to have been welcomed home. [more inside]
posted by Lisitasan on Sep 3, 2010 - 8 answers

Beauty is where again?!

My boyfriend makes callous remarks about my weight, and checks out other (hot) women. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 29, 2010 - 90 answers

Once my lover, now my friend. Possible, or just a cruel thing to pretend?

How to manage the transition from fiance to ex to friends? [more inside]
posted by Ceci n'est pas un sockpuppet on Aug 26, 2010 - 27 answers

Is he really flakey? Or am I crazy?

My boyfriend is flakey and I have zero tolerance for flakey behavior. Am I reaching the point of being unreasonable, and should I learn to be more lenient? [more inside]
posted by squirtle on Aug 23, 2010 - 42 answers

All the umbrellas in London couldn't stop this rain, and all the dope in New York couldn't kill this pain

Every breakup is its own special snowflake. Should I try to put the pieces back together or is it time to cut losses and go our seperate ways? (Sorry, this is going to get long) [more inside]
posted by Ceci n'est pas un sockpuppet on Aug 11, 2010 - 24 answers

I'm sorry, I screwed up. Please let me live with my boyfriend?

Landlord damage control: my boyfriend moved in with me temporarily two months ago, which gradually became permanent. My landlord found out through other people in the building, and she's furious. How do I repair this? Should I write her a letter or email of apology? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Aug 2, 2010 - 73 answers

Everyone is gifted, but some people never open their package

I have the world's most amazing partner and I'd love to get him a gift that shows him exactly how much he means to me. However, I am the world's worst gift giver and the situation is made even more difficult because I'm here in the US and he's in Australia. Can you suggest gifts that might show him how wonderful he is and/or recommend Australian sources of potential gifts? [more inside]
posted by BrianJ on Jul 23, 2010 - 7 answers

Can you help me restore myself to myself?

Can you help me restore myself to myself?
I've recently moved from NYC to Buffalo, my long-term relationship ended and I've started a new job. [more inside]
posted by turtlewithoutashell on Jul 17, 2010 - 19 answers

How to be ok with my boyfriend's feelings?

Crazy card alert? Please, help me sort out my relationship, MeFi world! [more inside]
posted by LemonGardot on Jul 6, 2010 - 15 answers

Getting over first love..

Getting over first love, when he needs me more than ever to be supportive. [more inside]
posted by lwclec072 on Jul 5, 2010 - 18 answers

Calling all Aspies

Dear Metafites who have been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, If you are in a romantic relationship (or hope to be in a relationship in the future), what would you like your girlfriend/boyfriend to know about AS? Are there any books on AS that you would want your girlfriend/boyfriend to read? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 25, 2010 - 6 answers

Cheated in a relationship, what to do next?

Looking for a way to deal with the bad feelings, both within me and coming from the ex, after a relationship ended. Problem: I am a massive tool and it was all my fault for cheating on her. How do I say sorry? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 22, 2010 - 30 answers

I got too close and got burned.

I became too involved with my boyfriend's family and don't know how to escape his asshole younger brother. Here's the catch - we're all kids and their guilt tripping mother is involved. This is causing me a lot of grief and anxiety stemming from feeling trapped. [more inside]
posted by Yasuo on Jun 17, 2010 - 22 answers

Going away gift ideas for the South Korea bound BF?

What gift should I get for my boyfriend before he moves to South Korea for a year? [more inside]
posted by gumtree on Jun 16, 2010 - 17 answers

Don't Know how to ease my mom's burden

I feel bad giving tough love to my mom when she is feeling depressed about breaking up with her asshole boyfriend. I don't know how to make her situation better for her, or to ease her pain. All I can do is lend an ear but its annoying that my privacy is invaded constantly because shes totally out of it. I never had a private moment to myself all my life, that's a different story. How can I make light of the situation without losing my own sanity?
posted by InterestedInKnowing on May 27, 2010 - 25 answers

Can "a break" be a good thing or are we doomed?

My partner of almost two years and I are "taking a break." Is it possible that this could be a period of growth and not just the death rattle of our (up until recently) happy relationship? Have you ever taken a break successfully? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 25, 2010 - 29 answers

Boyfriend and I miles apart

How to make long distance relationship work after high school? [more inside]
posted by xopaigexo on May 13, 2010 - 25 answers

I don't want for it to be over, but it might be over.

RelationshipFilter: After about a year of dating weirdos and loons, I met someone really neat. The problem: He's unemployed. Has been for a while. We've been dating for several months, and it's getting to the point at which I'm realizing that I really dig him. He seems to be pretty irresponsible, which makes me anxious. Is this relationship doomed? [more inside]
posted by kittenplease on May 7, 2010 - 33 answers

Should I feel like I need to snoop?

My boyfriend and I broke up for a week. The entire time, he insisted he was in love with me and felt like I was the one. He was convinced we could work it out but I needed some space away from him to clear my mind and make a decision. Now, we've decided to work things out but I've come across evidence that he's using online dating websites. Do I call him out on this or what? [more inside]
posted by ChucksNPaintbrushes on Apr 22, 2010 - 125 answers

Help me be clever!

Calling all clever wordcrafters! I need help coming up with something to engrave on a flask for my boyfriend. Details and restrictions inside. [more inside]
posted by rachums on Apr 21, 2010 - 26 answers

How do you know when it's time to go?

I love my significant other, but I don't know if I can continue being with him. We've been together (long distance at first) for six years, and lived together for almost two. He's a wonderful man in many ways - caring, a good listener, smart, and funny, but there are some major issues between us that I'm starting to feel I can't live with anymore, and I'm not sure if I should keep working on them, or leave now so that we can both move on. [more inside]
posted by secretsquirrel on Apr 20, 2010 - 20 answers

I've discovered my boyfriend looks at girls on webcams.. How do I deal with it?

I'm not usually paranoid but recently I have been - not because I've thought my boyfriend has been cheating, maybe it's been low self-esteem, but whatever, I've checked his phone messages a couple of times and it's all innocent. Today I looked on his laptop and I got my fingers burned. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 18, 2010 - 21 answers

My life feels repetitive

How can i bring excitement back into my life after a tragedy? [more inside]
posted by xopaigexo on Apr 18, 2010 - 6 answers

Do I need to change my unaffectionate ways?

Do I need to change my unaffectionate ways? [more inside]
posted by hellameangirl on Apr 15, 2010 - 26 answers

Awkward Conversations + Significant Other = ??

Are awkward conversations with a significant other normal? [more inside]
posted by thelastgirl on Apr 12, 2010 - 26 answers

When is it ok for recent ex to introduce new boyfriend to children?

When is it ok for recent ex to introduce new boyfriend to young children (1 and 3)?? [more inside]
posted by gnash on Apr 11, 2010 - 32 answers

How do you tell someone you're dating their lifestyle is hurting them?

[relationship filter] How do I tell the person I'm seeing they drink and sleep too much without sounding demanding or preachy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 11, 2010 - 16 answers

Breakups Suck

After some soul-searching, I've decided I need to break up with my live-in boyfriend. Our lease is up in August, and I'm worried about how to deal with living together when we're no longer "together" while we're looking for new apartments. I'm sure many of you have gone through this, so any anecdotes or advice would be helpful. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 22, 2010 - 28 answers

What can we do differently?

How do I correct an intimacy problem in a relationship? The affection is gone, and I'd like to bring it back but I feel guilty because I know he wants more alone time. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 28, 2010 - 38 answers

Should I convince my balding boyfriend to shave his head?

Should I convince my balding boyfriend to shave his head? ...How? [more inside]
posted by moons in june on Feb 25, 2010 - 37 answers

My family hates my boyfriend that they don't want to meet

How can I deal with being in a relationship with a man I don't think my family will ever accept? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 20, 2010 - 22 answers

How should I move on? Should I even move on?

What road to take during a devastating breakup? Be the supportive, hopeful, girl that will stay until the storm calms down OR move on with my life and leave the love of my life? [more inside]
posted by penguingrl on Feb 10, 2010 - 27 answers

The guy I love is depressed, how do I deal with it/take care of myself?

My boyfriend's severe depression is coming back and I'm having trouble dealing with his withdrawing because of it. How do I deal with this in a way that is healthy for both of us? [more inside]
posted by sherber on Feb 6, 2010 - 16 answers

Finding a soul mate -- how to do it?

True love -- how do I find it? Long, rambling post inside... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 4, 2010 - 36 answers

He is pushin me away, but does not want me to leave :'(

My S.O.'s life is falling apart and has decided to break up with me, however, S.O. has requested that nothing change. (LOOONG, so sorry) [more inside]
posted by penguingrl on Feb 2, 2010 - 73 answers

An area for potential jealousy... do I compromise or drop him?

Theoretical relationship filter: Would my boyfriend be a jealous freak if he told me he doesn't like or want me getting theraputic massages from my cousin's husband who's a licensed masseuse? [more inside]
posted by InterestedInKnowing on Jan 28, 2010 - 36 answers

I want to be happy!

Am I unhappy because of my relationship or am I just unhappy in general and attributing it to my relationship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 28, 2010 - 24 answers

I want to live happily ever after.

I want to take up a questionable (but not illegal) profession to support myself through college. My boyfriend told me that if I do this, it's over. Is there a way to have my cake and eat it too? [more inside]
posted by biochemist on Jan 16, 2010 - 44 answers

We broke up but we want to be with each other....

How can we fix our communication problem so we can be happy again? [more inside]
posted by xopaigexo on Dec 29, 2009 - 25 answers

My boyfriend won't stop lying and being dishonest with me.

I've got a big problem. My boyfriend won't stop lying and being dishonest with me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 18, 2009 - 25 answers

Should we breakup?

How can I decide whether or not to end my relationship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 15, 2009 - 14 answers

Boyfriend. Almost.

I have this boyfriend. Sort of. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 9, 2009 - 36 answers

My patience is running out!

My close friend hates my boyfriend. Can this be reconciled? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 9, 2009 - 52 answers

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